Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 15, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The American Revolution Era) for Semifinal #2 of the 2018 Teen Tournament on Thursday, November 15, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 49):

She was disowned by the Quakers after marrying an Episcopalian upholsterer in 1773 & later took over his business

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Jack Izzo, a senior from San Diego, California
Jack Izzo on Jeopardy!
Caleb Richmond, a senior from Bedford, New Hampshire
Caleb Richmond on Jeopardy!
Maya Wright, a senior from Peachtree City, Georgia
Maya Wright on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Betsy Ross?

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In a story as American as Abner Doubleday inventing baseball, Betsy Ross has entered American legend as being widely credited for making the first American flag. The Episcopalian upholsterer she married (John Ross) was the son of a priest, which obviously caused a rift in her Quaker household.

According to the stories, Ross convinced George Washington to change the shape of the stars from six-pointed to five-pointed, as they were easier to cut. However, this appears these stories surfaced around the time of the American centennial. While Ross was a Philadelphia flagmaker, many historians now believe that Continental Congressman Francis Hopkinson created the first American flag.

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Scores going into Final:
Maya $17,600
Caleb $8,200
Jack $5,400

Tonight’s results:
Jack $5,400 – $5,384 = $16 (Who is [drawing of a ghost] IDK good game)
Caleb $8,200 – $2,601 = $5,599 (Who are the great people I’ve met here? Thanks guys!)
Maya $17,600 + $8,000 = $25,600 (Finalist)

Maya Wright, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 15, 2018 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Maya $8,400
Jack $5,400
Caleb $600


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) AMERICAN QUOTATIONS $800 (3rd pick)
Jack 1400 +1400 (Maya 0 Caleb 0)
2) FRESHWATER FISH $1200 (4th pick)
Caleb 2600 -2000 (Maya 11200 Jack 5400)
3) GOVERNMENT & POLITICS $1600 (10th pick)
Jack 7400 -6000 (Maya 14000 Caleb 2600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -58

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0

Game Stats:
Maya $17,600 Coryat, 24 correct, 0 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Caleb $10,200 Coryat, 10 correct, 3 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer
Jack $10,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $38,600
Lach Trash: $9,200 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,200

Maya Wright, stats to date:
49 correct, 2 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts
40.35% in first on buzzer (46/114)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,900

Caleb Richmond, stats to date:
37 correct, 6 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts
34.21% in first on buzzer (39/114)
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$4,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,600

Jack Izzo, stats to date:
38 correct, 6 incorrect
0/2 on rebound attempts
33.33% in first on buzzer (38/114)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$4,600)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,800

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12 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 15, 2018"

  1. What?? Maya had a lock game and she wagered that much?? Are you sure it wasn’t 800 rather than 8000??

  2. she bet 8000 in the wildcard round aswell in FJ so that tells me she prob going to do it in the finals aswell and we see if it ends up costing her the game or not.

  3. There was an answer that included the words “hired hands” and the question was something sounding like “scenectady”? About answered. What was the q and a?

  4. i have the same first reaction…………

    i’m thinking some of these kids have barely seen the show before so i’m not that shocked that they fail on the FJ bet size… another part of me thinks they’d understand the basic math. and of course, it’s mentioned she’s done it before (you’d think someone would mention it)

    anyway, I think that the few times you see this it’s in a special tournament. that tall, black young male who wrote “hey, I just won $100K” as his FJ answer had earlier benefitted from a player blowing a locked win FJ situation.

    • And that kid messed up the math when he wrote “…I just won…” because if the other contestant who was in second place had answered correctly, HE would have won instead. The game was NOT clinched when he wrote that. How embarrassing would it have been if he’d lost after boasting of victory like that?

  5. So, Maya was extremely surprised that she got the answer right so (cute moment, to be sure) on basically a stone cold guess. Which at least tells me she’s playing to win, But the betting is indeed baffling. Alex can be seen during the credits having a long conversation with her and I’m wondering if he told her why she shouldn’t have bet that much (not winning any money in the prelims being another reason not to). You can also tell by how Alex announced her answer and bet that he was kind of thinking she was making a foolish bet, perhaps thinking back to the first round.

  6. John E Lindros | November 16, 2018 at 1:42 pm |

    My wife and I said ‘she almost did a ‘Cliff Clavin’!!!’ And, yes, Alex seemed to be ‘splainin’ to her why what she did made no sense. Concur with thought these young ‘uns have not watched much Jeopardy.

  7. How do y’all think it was a lock for Maya? She bet too much but she did have to bet something!

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